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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

John Llewellyn Rhys Literary Prize (1942-2010)

John Llewellyn Rhys Literary Prize Shortlist
Finalists for the £5,000 (US$7,996) John Llewellyn Rhys prize, which honors "the best work of literature by a U.K. or Commonwealth writer under the age of 35.

2010 Shortlist:
Bomber County by Daniel Swift
Black Mamba Boy by Nadifa Mohamed
The Still Point by Amy Sackville -- Winner!
A Light Song of Light by Kei Miller
Delusions of Gender by Cordelia Fine
Corrag by Susan Fletcher

The 2009 shortlist:
Between the Assassinations by Aravind Adiga
The Striped World by Emma Jones
Six Months in Sudan by James Maskalyk
The Thing Around Your Neck by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Waste by Tristram Stuart
After the Fire, a Still Small Voice by Evie Wyld -- Winner!

Previous winners list from Wikipedia accessed 10/28/09
The John Llewellyn Rhys Prize is a British based literary prize. It is presented for the best work of literature (fiction, non-fiction, poetry, drama) by an author aged 35 or under, and from Britain or from the British Commonwealth.

The prize was initiated in 1942 by Jane Oliver in memory of her husband John Llewellyn Rhys, a young author who was killed on 5 August 1940 while serving as a bomber pilot in the Royal Air Force.

From 1987 to 2003, the prize was funded by the Mail on Sunday. The Mail on Sunday pulled out in 2003, after the 2002 prize was awarded to Mary Laven. Since then, the prize has been run by Booktrust, an independent educational charity. The winner receives £5,000, while the runners up each receive £500.


* 1942 - Michael Richey, Sunk by a Mine
* 1943 - Morwenna Donnelly, Beauty for Ashes
* 1944 - Alun Lewis, The Last Inspection
* 1945 - James Aldridge, The Sea Eagle
* 1946 - Oriel Malet, My Bird Sings
* 1947 - Anne-Marie Walters, Moondrop to Gascony
* 1948 - Richard Mason, The Wind Cannot Read
* 1949 - Emma Smith, Maiden's Trip
* 1950 - Kenneth Allsop, Adventure Lit Their Star
* 1951 - Elizabeth Jane Howard, The Beautiful Visit
* 1952 - No Award
* 1953 - Rachel Trickett, The Return Home
* 1954 - Tom Stacey, The Hostile Sun
* 1955 - John Wiles, The Moon to Play With
* 1956 - John Hearne, Voices Under the Window
* 1957 - Ruskin Bond, The Room on the Roof
* 1958 - V. S. Naipaul, The Mystic Masseur
* 1959 - Dan Jacobson, A Long Way from London
* 1960 - David Caute, At Fever Pitch
* 1961 - David Storey, Flight Into Camden
* 1962 - Robert Rhodes James, An Introduction to the House of Commons, and Edward Lucie-Smith, A Tropical Childhood and Other Poems
* 1963 - Peter Marshall, Two Lives
* 1964 - Nell Dunn, Up the Junction
* 1965 - Julian Mitchell, The White Father
* 1966 - Margaret Drabble, The Millstone
* 1967 - Anthony Masters, The Seahorse
* 1968 - Angela Carter, The Magic Toyshop
* 1969 - Melvyn Bragg, Without a City Wall
* 1970 - Angus Calder, The People's War
* 1971 - Shiva Naipaul, Fireflies
* 1972 - Susan Hill, The Albatross
* 1973 - Peter Smalley, A Warm Gun
* 1974 - Hugh Fleetwood, The Girl Who Passed for Normal
* 1975 - David Hare, Knuckle, and Tim Jeal, Cushing's Crusade
* 1976 - No Award
* 1977 - Richard Cork, Vorticism & Abstract Art in the First Machine Age
* 1978 - A. N. Wilson, The Sweets of Pimlico
* 1979 - Peter Boardman, The Shining Mountain
* 1980 - Desmond Hogan, The Diamonds at the Bottom of the Sea
* 1981 - A. N. Wilson, The Laird of Abbotsford
* 1982 - William Boyd, An Ice-Cream War
* 1983 - Lisa St Aubin de Teran, The Slow Train to Milan
* 1984 - Andrew Motion, Dangerous Play
* 1985 - John Milne, Out of the Blue
* 1986 - Tim Parks, Loving Roger
* 1987 - Jeanette Winterson, The Passion
* 1988 - Matthew Yorke, The March Fence
* 1989 - Claire Harman, Sylvia Townsend Warner
* 1990 - Ray Monk, Ludwig Wittgenstein: The Duty of Genius
* 1991 - A. L. Kennedy, Night Geometry and the Garscadden Trains
* 1992 - Matthew Kneale, Sweet Thames
* 1993 - Jason Goodwin, On Foot to the Golden Horn: A Walk to Istanbul
* 1994 - Jonathan Coe, What a carve up!
* 1995 - Melanie McGrath, Motel Nirvana
* 1996 - Nicola Barker, Heading Inland
* 1997 - Phil Whitaker, Eclipse of the Sun
* 1998 - Peter Ho Davies, The Ugliest House in the World
* 1999 - David Mitchell, Ghostwritten
* 2000 - Edward Platt (writer), Leadville
o Shortlist
o Julia Leigh, The Hunter
o Roddy Lumsden, The Book of Love
o Ben Rice, Pobby & Dingan
o Zadie Smith, White Teeth
o Cole Moreton, Hungry for Home Leaving the Blaskets: A Journey from the Edge of Ireland
* 2001 - Susanna Jones, The Earthquake Bird
* 2002 - Mary Laven, Virgins of Venice
o (note: The 2002 prize was initially awarded to Hari Kunzru for his book The Impressionist on 20 November 2003, but the author decided to decline the award due to its sponsorship by the Mail on Sunday)
* 2003 - Charlotte Mendelson, Daughters of Jerusalem
* 2004 - Jonathan Trigell, Boy A
o Shortlist
o Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Purple Hibiscus
Rory Stewart, The Places in Between
o Neil Bennun, The Broken String
o Colin McAdam, Some Great Thing
o Anthony Cartwright, The Afterglow
* 2005 - Uzodinma Iweala, Beasts of No Nation[1]
o Shortlist
o Rana Dasgupta, Tokyo Cancelled
o Peter Hobbs, The Short Day Dying
o Sinéad Morrissey, The State of the Prisons
o Rebecca Ray, Newfoundland
o Rachel Zadok, Gem Squash Tokoloshe
* 2006/7 - Sarah Hall, The Carhullan Army (US=Daughters of the North)
o Shortlist
o Ceridwen Dovey, Blood Kin
o Joanna Kavenna, Inglorious
o Robert Macfarlane, The Wild Places
o Gwendoline Riley, Joshua Spassky
o Rory Stewart, Occupational Hazards
* 2008 - Henry Hitchings, The Secret Life of Words
Aravind Adiga, The White Tiger
Adam Foulds, The Broken Word
James Palmer, The Bloody White Baron
Ross Raisin, God's Own Country
Brian Schofield, Selling Your Father's Bones

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